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Teresa Rivera Capcha awarded NASW Foundation's Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation has awarded MSW student Teresa Rivera Capcha the Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes master’s degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with, American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations.

Rivera Capcha is a Peruvian immigrant and a first-generation college and graduate student interested in strengthening access to mental health services to underserved and marginalized communities, especially for survivors of domestic violence.


Social Work researchers awarded $100,000 grant to study impact of pandemic on and coping strategies of women of color employed as essential workers

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions of people across the world, U.S. reports have shown that low-wage frontline and essential workers in this country, such as cashiers, fast food employees, childcare providers, emergency responders, and bus drivers, have been among those affected the hardest by the virus over the last few months.


SSW and FPG researchers partner on project to mitigate reading disparities among young children during the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and the UNC School of Social Work have been awarded a nearly $20,000 grant to support an innovative project designed to further mitigate early reading disparities among young children during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Trenette Clark Goings promoted to full professor

Dr. Trenette Clark Goings, Ph.D., has been promoted to full professor.

Goings joined the School in 2010 and over the past 12 years, has gained national recognition for her achievements as a scholar in the substance use field.


Dews, Godwin and Palmer receive faculty promotions

Dean Gary Bowen recently announced the following faculty promotions, all effective July 1: